Floodwaters from Yellowstone surge through eastern Montana
The devastation caused by floodwaters is set to continue Friday, with the flooding that’s caused widespread damage in Yellowstone National Park expected to reach Miles City in eastern Montana. Local authorities said low-lying areas along the Yellowstone River could be flooded but there was no immediate risk to the city of more than 8,000 people. The latest development comes days after record flooding caused widespread damage in the national park and surrounding communities. The unprecedented and sudden flooding drove more than 10,000 visitors out of the nation’s oldest national park. Remarkably, no one was reported hurt or killed by raging waters that pulled homes off their foundations and pushed a river off course – possibly permanently – and may require damaged roads to be rebuilt a safer distance away.
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More information expected about deadly Alabama church shooting
Two people were killed and one was injured in a shooting at an Alabama church Thursday evening, authorities said, adding that a suspect was in custody. Vestavia Hills, Alabama, Police Capt. Shane Ware said officers responded to reports of an active shooter at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Ware has declined to identify the suspect or say if investigators had determined a motive. He also did not identify the victims or provide further details of the attack, saying his next briefing would be Friday. The FBI, U.S. Marshals Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives dispatched agents to the scene and are aiding in the investigation, Ware said. The Rev. Kelley Hudlow, an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Alabama, told WBRC the church and the community were stunned by the shooting. “It is shocking,” she said. “Saint Stephen’s is a community built on love and prayers and grace and they are going to come together.”
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